Lough Derg Pilgrimage
The Elphin diocese’s sixth annual three-day pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place from Friday 23rd June to Sunday 25th June 2023.
As well as praying for our personal intentions we will invoke God’s blessing on our parishes and diocese.
Persons interested in participating are encouraged to forward their name, email address and / 0r mobile number to Justin Harkin for inclusion in the 2023 Pilgrimage Reminder Service.
Justin can be contacted on his mobile: 087 6171526 or via email: [email protected]
Introduction to Lough Derg
St. Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg, is among the oldest centres of Christian Pilgrimage in Western Europe, dating back to the sixth century. It lies about four miles north of the village of Pettigo in County Donegal, in the Diocese of Clogher, and is renowned in Irish Christian tradition since the time of St. Patrick.
Lough Derg is a special place of peace and personal challenge and has been receiving pilgrims continuously for well over 1000 years.
For many it is also a place of great healing, an extraordinary place where profound communion between God and the individual takes place and usually is unseen and unheard by anyone except the person themselves.
Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage 2023
The pilgrimage is reserved to adults over eighteen years of age who are in good health and who do not any disability or health condition that could give rise to difficulties for the person over the course of the pilgrimage.
Dates & Times:
|Friday 23rd June to Sunday 25th June 2022
Pilgrims are asked to be at the Island for 1 pm on Friday 23rd June.
|Information on Lough Derg:
|Please visit: www.loughderg.org
|Please consult the Lough Derg Three Day Brochure by clicking here.|
|Cost per person
|Senior Citizen’s: €70.00 (subject to change)
Other Adults: €80.00
Payable on bus or, for those travelling by car, on arrival at Lough Derg.
Travel to and from Lough Derg
Pilgrims are welcome to make their own travel arrangements to and from Lough Derg
Pilgrim Bus Schedule and Booking Arrangement
Subject to demand the following bus service will be provided.
|St. Michael’s Church||14.15||€40.00|
|09.20||Roscommon||Casey’s Circle K Car Park||13.30||€35.00|
|9.40||Tulsk||Tulsk Filling Station||13.10||€35.00|
|10.20||Boyle||St. Joseph’s Church||12.45||€35.00|
|11.20||Sligo||Summerhilll College Car Park||12.10||€30.00|
|11.35||Drumcliffe||St. Colmcille’s Church||11.50||€25.00|
|12.00||Grange||Church of Mary Immaculate||11.30||€25.00|
|12.15||Cliffoney||Church of St. Molaise||11.15||€25.00|
|13.30||Lough Derg||Lough Derg Car Park||10.00-||–||–|
| To reverse a place on the bus please contact Justin Harkin @ 087 6171526 / [email protected] before Thursday 2nd June.
Places on a first-come first-served basis.
Please contact Justin Harkin @ 087 6171526 / [email protected] .